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Safeguarding

Contact Name and Areas of Responsibility

Mrs Ewa McSperrin - Headteacher
Overall responsibility for Safeguarding, Confidentiality & Whistle blowing

Mrs Ewa McSperrin
Child Protection & Safeguarding. Designated Person for looked after children

Mrs Ilira Heath - Inclusion Manager and Deputy Head
Anti Bullying and Behaviour

Mrs Ewa McSperrin
SRE & Drug Education

Mrs Mary Boyle - Chair of Governors
Governor with specific responsibility for child protection

Mrs Ilira Heath
Online Safety

Mrs Ewa McSperrin
Educational Visits

Mrs Ewa McSperrin
Health & Safety, School Security & Risk Assessment

Mrs Mary Haneef
Governor with specific responsibility for Health & Safety

Mrs Ewa McSperrin
Welfare, First Aid & Medication. Meeting the needs of pupils with medical conditions. Providing first aid.

All staff
First Aiders (A number of staff have Paediatric First Aid)

Mrs Ilira Heath
Inclusion, Equality & Disability, Race and Gender. Responsibility for monitoring pupils with special needs and organising support for vulnerable children

Mrs Ewa McSperrin
Single Central Record and DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service)

Mrs Ilira Heath
Attendance

Child Protection

Our school wants to work with children, parents and the community to ensure the safety and protection of children and to give them the very best start in life. We aim to create an environment in our school which is safe and secure for all children. Through providing activities and opportunities in the PSHE curriculum we aim to equip our children with the skills they need to stay safe. E.g. we enable children to have the self confidence and the vocabulary to resist inappropriate approaches and encourage children to develop a sense of autonomy and independence.

We follow the guidelines laid down by the Local Safeguarding Children Board and staff receive regular training in Safeguarding. We have a culture of vigilance with everyone living the values of Safeguarding.

We work with Brent’s Duty Social Work teams and if a report is to be made to the authorities, we take advice in deciding whether we should inform the child's parents at the same time.
Copies of our Safeguarding policies (including Child protection) are available by clicking here or from the main office.

School Security

St Margaret Clitherow Primary School provides a secure site, which has controlled entry, but the site is only as secure as the people who use it. We ask all people visiting the site to abide by our security procedures. Gates are locked except at the start and end of each day. Doors should be closed to prevent intrusion but to facilitate smooth exits. Visitors, volunteers and parents must only enter through the main entrance and after signing in at the office window. Children will only be allowed home with adults with parental responsibility or confirmed permission. Children are not allowed to leave school alone during school hours, and if collected by an adult, they must be signed out.

Bullying

We take the issue of bullying very seriously at St Margaret Clitherow Primary School. We have an anti bullying policy which is reviewed annually. We investigate all reports of bullying from pupils, parents/carers and others and work with all the parties to talk through and resolve the situation. Bullying is defined as when a child is deliberately being made unhappy over a sustained period of time. We make anti bullying high profile through assemblies, our curriculum and our active participation in Anti bullying week every year.

Internet Safety

Whether on a computer or laptop at school or at home, a games console or mobile phone, children are increasingly accessing the internet, whenever they can and wherever they are. At St Margaret's we recognise that, in addition to the Internet being a great tool to support our children’s learning, there are a number of risks for our children when online.

At St Margaret's, we take Internet safety very seriously. All our staff and pupils are aware of their responsibilities to promote safe and secure use of the Internet and school computer equipment and to follow school Internet safety procedures.

All pupils cover Internet safety issues in ICT at the beginning of every school year. These issues are revisited and monitored by the class teacher on a regular basis. This includes ensuring that pupils know what to do if an Internet safety issue arises. All pupils have read and discussed with their teacher and signed an acceptable use of ICT policy. For more information about Internet safety for pupils, please click here.

At St Margaret Clitherow's parents/carers are encouraged to work in partnership with us. We also provide regular parent evenings with demonstrations and suggestions for safe home Internet use are also run at the school. For more information, please speak to the school office or email admin@clitherow.brent.sch.uk

Important documents

Safeguarding Policy 

Keeping children safe in Education September 2018

Children missing education September 2016

Working together to Safeguard the children

Safeguarding Guide for Parents